Bug 51891 - finger man page typo
finger man page typo
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: finger (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-08-16 12:11 EDT by E. Blues
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:09 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-08-22 12:17:14 EDT
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Description E. Blues 2001-08-16 12:11:43 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

Description of problem:
The man page for finger (1) says (for ~/.nofinger):
This generally means that the home directory containing the file must have
the other-users-execute bit set (o+w).

Of course, that should say (o+x).  If users accidentally use o+w, they'll
have security problems.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. man finger

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Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2002-01-24 07:45:56 EST
Fixed in latest version 0.17-11 available soon via rawhide.

Read ya, Phil

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